I am always on the hunt for new made in the USA outdoor play items to add to our collection. Here is a list of our favorite outdoor toys and game brands plus products that we have either enjoyed when the kids were younger, currently love, or want.
We hold onto the American-made backyard or outdoor toys and games that we really love for years and years. This is a category that is truly worth the investment. My kiddos have wasted no time at all in transitioning from their favorite indoor playroom activities to their favorite outdoor toys and games. The warm weather has been greatly appreciated here in the northeast after a long, cold, and VERY snowy winter. Let's get outside and play!
American Made Outdoor Toys and Games
Manufactured in Mississippi and Michigan, American Plastic Toys Inc offers a wide selection of backyard toys for toddlers and preschoolers. American Plastic Toys Inc. recently sent me some items to try out and the Sand and Water Play Set is a HUGE hit with my 3 and 4-year-old friends. Also a favorite is the Cute Lawn Mower, and the Mega Construction Set. American Plastic Toys Inc's Sand Toys are always a hit in the sandbox!
Amish Toy Box makes outdoor toys and games for kids of all ages. Their croquet set, made in Pennsylvania, brings back not so fond memories of my brother sending my croquet ball across the yard! Another option is Kubb, an outdoor game that combines the strategies of cornhole, bocce, and horseshoes into one game.
Step 2 manufactures many popular outdoor toys for toddlers and preschoolers like play houses, climbers, slides, sandboxes, water tables, wagons…. and more! My kiddos both loved the climber with the slide. Even after years of use it was still in perfect shape to be passed on to little cousins.
I have yet to see a kid that doesn't LOVE the Little Tikes Crazy Coupe! It was always the most popular backyard toy at playdates when my kiddos were toddlers. Little Tikes also manufactures in the USA slides, water tables, swings, picnic tables, and more.
Swing sets are a great investment and provide outdoor enjoyment for years. Who doesn't remember spending hours swinging and climbing on a backyard playset?! In the 90's, wooden play sets became popular and there are many companies that manufacture them in the USA, like PlayStar and Rainbow Play Systems. Most play sets are suitable for ages 2-10.
I was sent a Murbles game set to try out two summers ago and it quickly became our favorite summer outdoor game. Murbles is fun for all ages and easy to play. I keep Murbles in my Jeep all summer because we play it at the beach, park, and pretty much anywhere we feel like playing! Murbles has been featured several times here at USA Love List.
Aerobie Toys manufactures outdoor throw discs, rings, and boomerangs. I always keep an Aerobie throw ring in my beach bag as they always keep the older kids busy.
Have you visited our Made in USA Shopping District? It is the place to start your shopping when you want to find the best of American-made.
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I have been looking for Made in the USA toys, but most of the sites I go to sell their products through Amazon. Very disappointing as I refuse to use Amazon.
Great list – haven’t seen a triangular boomerang before (pointed ends look awkward to catch?) but we have an Aerobie Pro ring, awesome on the beach!
I don’t think Gorilla specify their lumber is sourced in USA, just ‘cedar’ – often a generic term for cheap Chinese cedar (which is really a fir…) Genuine US cedar would most likely be named specifically e.g. Northern White or Western Red.
Another US wooden swing set manufacturer is Creative Playthings. Not cheap but they use Southern Yellow pine from south east US.
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I had not heard of Murbles before, thank you for sharing this list of American toy manufactures.
THIS IS AWESOME!! I’m always looking for American made toys for my boys and this post is perfect! I’m so glad I found your blog tonight. So exciting!
Adventure Parks has USA made zip lines and swings!
Step 2 and Little Tikes make THE BEST outdoor toys! So thrilled to learn that they are also American Made – will definitely be sticking with those companies.
These bring back some great memories. The Crazy Coupe, in particular, should be “mandatory” for all little kids — mine LOVED it!